“Sometimes it falls on generation to be  great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.”

~ Nelson Mandela, Launch of the ‘Make Poverty History’ campaign, Trafalgar Square, London, England, 3 February 2005


Together, we are that generation. 

Habitat for Humanity has been improving people’s lives all over the world since 1976. We’ve helped over 5 million people.

Here in South Africa, we’ve hosted over 18,000 inspired volunteers since 1996. People tend to think we’re all about building houses. But it’s about so much more than that.

For us, it’s a holistic process. We work with the community. We work with families. We work with the government and private citizens and corporations. And through our people centred approach we help communities address, improve and self-manage their development to sustain their economic futures. We’re also respected advocates in housing and community development policy.

We’re playing our part. We’re changing South Africa. And we’re so excited to welcome you.

Together, we ARE that great generation.  Join us today.

“It is in your hands to make a better world for all who live in it.”

~ Nelson Mandela, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, 30 June 2009




#tbt In March, we shared Andrew's interview with Masande Jack online. Masande was the beneficiary of a home built in Wallacedene alongside local construction company, Sbu-Leno and a Habitat Global Village Team of volunteers from the US. Last week, she moved into her new home and was invited to chat with Andrew at the celebration of 365 Ubuntu Climbs - By Renaissance Guy's 100th Climb milestone event. The resilience of this human spirit takes our breath away! Allan McCreadie Photography @davekovac ... See MoreSee Less

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Day three complete and the floor slab in Siyamthanda's informal home is complete. Preparation started on Ntshwareleng's floor slab... Such great work, guys! People's Environmental Planning Baphumelele children's home #ovc #upgrades #khayelitsha ... See MoreSee Less

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